A picture of a Echeveria purpusorum

Echeveria purpusorum

Echeveria purpusorum

Echeveria purpusorum, Fata Morgana Greenhouse by Packa (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Tender

H1c

RHS hardiness

5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

15cm

Max

30cm

10cm

Min

20cm

10 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Echeveria purpusorum Overview

Echeveria purpusorum is an evergreen, succulent, perennial from the Crassulaceae family. It forms stemless, star-shaped rosettes measuring up to 8cm across, of fleshy, oval to triangular, grey-green leaves mottled with red-brown colouring. Red-orange flowers tipped with yellow appear in the summer. They are formed on arching stems above the foliage, up to 20cm tall.

Common problems with Echeveria purpusorum

Can also suffer from Mealybugs but is generally disease free.

How to harvest Echeveria purpusorum

Generally not harvested

How to propagate Echeveria purpusorum

Seed

Sown at 15 - 18ºC in early spring

Division

Separate plantlets that have started to developed roots or take leaves from the base of the plant in spring & leave to callus over for a few days before placing on the surface of a tray of cactus compost topped with grit & place in a warm position with good light keeping the soil slightly moist.

Cuttings

Special features of Echeveria purpusorum

Indoor plant

Attractive flowers

Attractive leaves

Drought resistant

Other uses of Echeveria purpusorum

A low maintenance plant that suits container growing indoors.

Houseplant